From My Brainpan…

So this is where I blahhhhg.
Witty, serious, sentimental, dark, bright, heated, or plain old “wtf!?” you’ll find it here.
My dear friend June told me, “The world is a better place when you are writing Karen.”
So that is what I’d like to do…make my corner better.

love note to days gone by

I'm a bit sad.I didn't think much of it at first. It was just another headline which caught my eye for a fleeting moment. Ringling Brothers final show.But these last few days it's been sinking in.The circus. The place where, as a young girl, I first...

Mindful. Present. Aware.

several years ago my sweetheart and I went through the first really big challenge to our relationship. The thing that threatened to end our story. Permanently.it was a Monday.Open Heart Surgery.and he almost died.it's a story I'm not ready to write about yet. but I...

41 weeks

I never imagined I'd be pregnant at 42. mother to a newborn at 43.when I first missed my period, I thought little of it, I'd been a few days late before, I'd even skipped whole cycles once or twice. As a month rolled around, I...

learning how to say things out loud…

Several months ago I was in a really bad place.I was drained, exhausted, worn down. I hesitate to say I was depressed, because I know so many people who battle with darker demons, but I was very sad.My emotions were manifesting physically, and I was...

the idea farm…

I have a notebook in my Evernote which I've labeled "The Idea Farm."It's one of the tools I use to jot down thoughts, words, lines, business dreams and novel plots. It's a place to capture all the swiftly moving brainstormy things that haven't been fleshed...